Got Questions About Your Hull?

The joys of floating home living come with their own set of challenges. One of the biggest is maintaining, repairing, or, the worst case scenario, replacing the hull. The types of hulls on floating homes in our community range from concrete barges, plastic floats, metal hulls, or pontoons. Each has...

Gate 6 Intersection Work To Begin

After several delays, on Monday, January 18 February 8, Ghilotti Construction is expected to close the Bridgeway/Gate 6 pedestrian corners and the right lane of the northbound onramp to begin improvements for the Gate 6 intersection project. Posted detour signs will direct cyclists, pedestrians and motorists around the closures. According...

Herring Festival Online Jan 27

Sausalito’s Community Boating Center made great strides constructing an accessible, affordable marina in 2020 and is preparing to open in 2021. To celebrate, they’re staging a night full of sea shanties, fishy stories, raffle prizes and a silent auction in addition to cooking and mixology demos. Hosted by CBS News...

Emma’s Lego Mystery

Emma Stubbs of Issaquah Dock turned 30 in 2020. Surprisingly, she says she won’t remember it as “the pandemic birthday.” Instead, she’ll remember it as “the Lego houseboat birthday.” Here’s the story, as told by Emma: Let me start at the beginning… a month before my birthday, I began to...

Free Parking Downtown

As we reported previously, Sausalito is extending eligibility requirements of the Sausalito Resident Parking Program to include unincorporated residents of ZIP Code 94965. A Dock resident Barbara Rycersky reports that the city has actually begun issuing parking passcards to people in the floating homes community and other nearby unincorporated neighborhoods....

Bay Cleanup Jan 16

Hi, my name is Oscar and I’m 12 years old. My family moved to Gate 6 ½ this past summer. I’ve seen a lot of trash in Richardson bay. I’m very upset our bay is dirty and I want to make a difference by cleaning it up. On Saturday January...

Jerry Jampolsky Transitions

“Gerald ‘Jerry’ Jampolsky’s life story reads like the ultimate self-help book.” That’s how Marin Magazine introduced a profile of long-time Issaquah Dock resident Jerry Jampolsky and his wife Diane. Jerry passed away peacefully on December 29. Recently, Diane Cirincione-Jampolsky sent this message to friends and family: “At this time of...

COVID Vaccines and Testing in Marin

On December 21, Marin County Public Health announced that Marin County had received its first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine, a minimal supply of 2,000 doses received on December 16. The county will distribute the recently approved vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna in a phased approach; Phase I of this distribution...

California, a Myth that Came True

California got its name when early explorers mistook it for a legendary island supposedly inhabited by female warriors under the rule of a queen named Calafia. Thanks to historian Elenore Meherin, I’ve found what may be the source of that myth: a 16th Century novel by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo...